The Ford Mustang carries a reputation for being the ultimate statement car. There's no name more synonymous with style and flair than the Mustang. The 2024 Ford Mustang is the latest variation of this all-star classic, and it promises to be just as thrilling as advertised.
The all-new 2024 Mustang is a fresh take on an auto market staple—powerful, fast, and fun to drive. Its engine offerings, which can produce anywhere from 315 to 500 hp, will roar as you dominate the streets or the race track. There's as much detail in the interior as there is under the hood, and there's enough technology to keep modern drivers engaged, enough room to feel comfortable, and enough detail to wow whoever is lucky enough to be your passenger. The beauty of its stark design extends to its exterior, with a variety of eye-catching trims that will accentuate the best of this 2024 model, available to you in the flavor that suits you best.
The 2024 Ford Mustang boasts a selection of robust engines that provide impressive performance, cementing its reputation as a legendary car. The standard engine for the 2024 Mustang is a 2.3L EcoBoost Turbo I-4 that can pump out 315 hp with 350 lb-ft of torque, making it one of the most powerful Mustangs to date. That's more than enough to satisfy muscle car enthusiasts. This engine gets the best optimization possible by being paired with a ten-speed automatic transmission, allowing for a great diversity of speed ramping—and a fluid changing of gears, at that.
The 2.3L EcoBoost engine comes standard on the EcoBoost Fastback, EcoBoost Premium Fastback, and EcoBoost Premium Convertible trims, but it is not the only choice for prospective Mustang owners. There's also a fourth-generation 5.0L "Coyote" V8 that produces an increased 480 hp and 415 lb-ft of torque in the Mustang GT Fastback, GT Premium Fastback, and GT Premium Convertible trims. This engine allows you to retain the unequaled ten-speed automatic transmission or accept the captivating six-speed manual transmission it was designed for—an undeniable option for those who want to have this pony under their complete control.
The ultimate trim of the 2024 Mustang, the Dark Horse Fastback, features the most powerful engine of the lot: this is a modified 5.0L "Coyote" V8—with dual overhead camshaft and naturally aspirated via a sleek hood vent—that churns out a stunning 500 hp and 418 lb-ft of torque. This kind of power is not to be handled lightly; confidence and daring are traits necessary to tame this beast. The modified V8 lives up to the Mustang moniker through its pairing with a Tremec six-speed manual transmission (with Rev Match), although the ten-speed automatic remains an available substitute.
The best part of the 2024 Mustang Dark Horse Fastback is its MagneRide Damping System—the ultimate shock absorbers to pair with the springs in your suspension. These dampers are filled with magnetorheological fluid, which is basically a mixture of synthetic oil and iron dust. Turning the steering while activates a magnetic generator that creates a magnetic field with increasing intensity per the degree of your turn; the iron dust aligns ever-stiffer in the magnetic field, making the damper fluid denser—that way, when you take corners at high speeds, you get a seriously stable suspension that keeps your pony hugging the asphalt; and when you're simply cruising, the magnetic field is loose, resulting in that delicate soaring sensation that the Mustang is best known for.
Lastly, for those who want to take the 2024 Mustang to the extreme, the ultimate speed-freak feature is an available drift brake that allows you to hit swift turns on a dime, putting rubber to the road and letting loose.
The interior of the 2024 Ford Mustang is as intriguing as its engine options. Ford refers to the driver seat area as a 'cockpit,' and the design of this area's arrangement will make you feel like a fighter pilot on the streets. Indeed, the Mustang's cabin is so high-tech and intricately designed that you might mistake it for the cabin of a Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor—or a Boeing 747 if you have a penchant for looking to your right. The central figure in this arrangement is the 13.4-inch touchscreen, the interface of the Mustang's infotainment system. It's user-friendly and easily configurable, so you can make it work for you in delivering media, music, navigation, and access to the communicative features of your connected smartphone. Naturally, this means there's Bluetooth integration, but it's even better for smartphones in that you'll have a wireless charging dock at the ready in all above-base trims!
Even the steering wheel of the 2024 Mustang is dedicated to performing above expectations, designed for smooth, easy handling. Beyond the steering wheel, the productivity screen is a 12.4-inch LCD Digital Cluster with an IOD message center and simulacrums of your instrument gauges. This is a highly-configurable readout that lets you see and know more about your car's current health and performance; you can't see it all at once, but the sheer amount of data now available to you is unlike anything the autos of yesteryear could've imagined.
But the Mustang isn't just fit for you—it's also fit for your passengers; every seat is as comfortable and supportive as the pilot's chair, so you won't get stiff during long trips, and you won't rattle around during fast rides. Sleek, compact performance cars like the 2024 Mustang can often feel cramped, especially in the backseat, but the interior of the Mustang is maximized to afford spacious leg- and headroom. There's even a respectably large trunk space, with a capacity of 13.5 cu.ft. in fastback models or 11.4 cu.ft. in convertible models. So you can bring along friends, family, and all their cargo on your next joy ride—and trust us, with the way the 2024 Mustang can drive, it's something you'll want to share.
The 2024 Ford Mustang upgrades and improves upon the classic Mustang design. The trademark pony badge is integrated into the grille and has a modern, refined look. It serves as the face of a sports car with many different body trims and styles; you can customize the 2024 Mustang in various ways, such as giving it a top-off convertible or show-stopping glossy wheels. The latter has multiple rim options and three available Brembo brake caliper colors: black, red, and "Grabber Blue." With all these customization options, however, you might be a bit paralyzed by indecision; fortunately, the 2024 Mustang has a variety of Ford-curated trims available to you, so you can more readily determine what suits you best.
The 2024 Mustang GT Premium Convertible is a prime example of the Mustang as unique and stylish. It has a convertible cloth top with a center latch and electromechanical drive. This version of the 2024 Mustang might resemble a classic, more familiar model of the Mustang, likely to inspire feelings of nostalgia—so if you're looking for a captivating throwback, check out the GT Premium Convertible.
The other convertible option for the 2024 Mustang is the EcoBoost Premium Convertible. This one is a tad fancier on the interior, with a dual-zone electronic automatic temperature control, a nine-speaker stereo speaker system, and an extensive security system. For top-down fans with an eye for the finer things, the 2024 Mustang EcoBoost Premium Convertible is an excellent choice.